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Geography Tongde County has an alpine subarctic climate (Köppen Dwc), with long, very cold and winters, and short, rainy, mild summers. Average low temperatures are below freezing from mid/late September to mid May; however, due to the wide diurnal temperature variation (at an average {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}), only January has an average high that is below freezing. Despite frequent rain during summer, when a majority of days sees rain, no month has less than 50% of possible sunshine; with monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 51% in June to 81% in November, the county seat receives 2,806 hours of bright sunshine annually. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} in January to {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} in July, while the annual mean is {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}. Over 70% of the annual precipitation of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} is delivered from June to September.

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colspan="14" Climate data for Tongde County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

{{#invoke: WeatherBox | buildRow | mode = temperature | group_name = high

color_scheme = t label = Average high °C (°F) annual_mode = avg }}

{{#invoke: WeatherBox | buildRow | mode = temperature | group_name = low

color_scheme = t label = Average low °C (°F) annual_mode = avg }}

{{#invoke: WeatherBox | buildRow | mode = precipitation | group_name = precipitation

date_mode=true prefer_cm = Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{". label = Average precipitation mm (inches) annual_mode = sum }}

{{#invoke: WeatherBox | buildRow | mode = basic | group_name = precipitation days

date_mode = true | scale_factor = 1 label = Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) annual_mode = sum }}

{{#invoke: WeatherBox | buildRow | mode = basic | group_name = humidity

color_scheme = h label = Average relative humidity (%) | annual_mode = avg }}
date_mode = true | scale_factor = 1 label = Mean monthly sunshine hours annual_mode = sum }}
color_scheme = s label = Percent possible sunshine | annual_mode = avg }}
colspan="14" style="text-align:center;font-size:95%;" Source: China Meteorological Administration

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